Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2017] All ER (D) 113 (Dec)
Neutral Citation: [2017] UKSC 82
Court: Supreme Court

Lady Hale P, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lord Hughes and Lord Hodge SCJJ

Representation Stephen Knafler QC, Sonali Naik and Helen Foot (instructed by Naim Hasani of Duncan Lewis Solicitors, Harrow) for the appellants.
  Lisa Giovannetti QC and Jonathan Moffett QC (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Secretary of State.
Judgment Dates: 21 December 2017


Citizenship - British citizenship - Deprivation of citizenship

The Case

Citizenship British citizenship. The Secretary of State for the Home Department applied for the appeals, brought by appellants who had acquired British citizenship using false details, to be allowed by consent, having accepted that the appellants were British citizens by naturalisation under s6(1) of the and that that citizenship remained valid unless and until a formal deprivation order was made pursuant to s40(3) of that Act. The Supreme Court agreed with the Secretary of State's reasoning and held accordingly, that the Court of Appeal's decisions in R v Secretary of State for the Home Department, ex p Parvaz Akhtar[ and TB (Bangladesh) v Entry Clearance Officer[2007] All ER (D) 267 (Jul)had been wrongly decided and would therefore be overruled.

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